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Sonny's on the Lake

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57 Moquis Trl, 07438-9829, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438-9843
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Sussex, New Jersey
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Was nice in the beginning. Food and service good. Atmosphere and views spectacular. Lived on lake Swannanoa for 21 years. This place has had many owners. Sonny's started to get sloppy with meal prep and serving. They finally went into forclisyre. Now under new owners. Haven't tried yet but very nice cozy 0lace and great bar.5

Thank clhugs2016
Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sat night server (Louis) was great - food was fabulous we had soup apps all different entrees everyone agreed it was excellent we will be going back!

Thank pammiek
Jefferson township, New Jersey
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Sonny went out of business, this locator has been seven different restaurants over the last 30 years, most times the food is very good but it just doesn't seem to be supported by the community. It is under a new name as the latest transient.

2 Thank Paul07438
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Serenity by the lake and a terrific Sunday Brunch. What a combination. No loner Sonny's. Now called The Mark. Have been to the Sunday Brunch twice now and the food was terrific both times. The wait staff is attentive and helpful. The surroundings are beautiful and the menu is a mixture of new things and the classics. I likes the... More 

Thank Carl L
Butler, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I have dined at Giselle's many times and thought it deserves my review. Whether you are a twosome or a large crowd you will love this place. The food is excellent. The warm bread is special, followed by a very tasty simple but elegant salad of fresh greens, cranberries and light cheese (great dressing). Fried calamari or mussels are prepared... More 

Thank SandraS06
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Now under new management...no longer called Sonny's On the Lake.....only recently re-opened...will review at a later date....previous ownership served up an OK experience, nothing special

3 Thank jlav46691
Montville, New Jersey, United States
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Found Sonny's by accident during a Sunday afternoon drive. The front of the building looked appealing and there is a nice big parking lot. Lake Swanova is hidden from view until you go inside. Inside needs some upgrading. We were able to sit at one of 7 tables on the back porch with a great view of the lake. Tables... More 

1 Thank Kim A
Parsippany, New Jersey
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I had te pleasure of dinning at Sonny's last Sunday. the restaurant is like an old roadhouse on the outside. Once inside it was nice with a great view of the lake. The appetizers were out of this world. the main course I had veal rossole it was great my wife had the lobster ravoli she said it was the... More 

Thank Walt F M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

Sonny's was absolutely fantastic. My girlfriend decided to take me out while I was visiting and was not disappointed. The salad and bread were some of the best that I have had. Followed up by a very well done broiled flounder. The server's were very polite and fun to talk to as well. I will definitely be heading back next... More 

1 Thank Eracri
1 review
Reviewed 20 July 2013

I have been there many time and the service is great! It has a beautiful lake view. The appetizers are delicious ( recommend the clams oreganato or they also have a very fresh shrimp cocktail among many other great ones). The lobster ravioli comes in a flavorful champagne sauce - great for dipping bread! I also have had a few... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Moquis Trl, 07438-9829, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438-9843
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Oak Ridge
Restaurant Description
Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars, and first time visitors always agree about Sonny's On Lake: the atmosphere is great, the food is superb, and the service is outstanding. The restaurant offers a casual atmosphere that is perfect for dining with friends, co-workers, and family members. The creative menu features a wide array of great selections, always made from the highest quality ingredients. Be sure to ask your server about daily specials and other notable menu selections. The staff at Sonny's On Lake are friendly and professional and will ensure that your dining experience is a pleasant one. Please stop in soon!

Best Known For...
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Scenic view (on the lake)
Outdoor seating with smoking
Weekly specials

Service Type
Sit Down
Carry Out

Wheelchair Access
Children's Menu

Live Music
Outdoor Dining
Scenic View
Family / Children
Bar Scene


Over 100 People
Off-Site Catering

Private Party Room

Neat Casual

Bar Info
Full Bar

Parking on Site

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?